Firefight resumes on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border

The firefight is again underway in the Leilek region of Kyrgyzstan on the border with Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz agency reports with reference to the Batken oblast police department.

Firefight resumes on Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border

According to the agency, the shooting has been going on for about an hour.

The conflict between residents of the border regions of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on April 29 escalated into an armed confrontation between the military of the two countries. Clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik border guards lasted more than six hours. As a result of the bloodshed, more than 150 people were injured on both sides. Twenty people died. On the evening of April 29, the parties agreed on a ceasefire and the withdrawal of forces from the border.

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